The Cardio Center and Strength Room reservations will start at the top of every hour.
Members have the options to reserve both rooms at the same time, back to back or at different times throughout the day. If you choose to reserve both rooms back to back, please understand that there will be a 10 minute waiting period before switching rooms to allow the fitness staff to sanitize the equipment properly.
Members can wait in the fitness hall for their next reservation. Social distancing dots have been placed for safe spacing.
All cardio equipment has been moved and spaced out properly to practice social fitnessing in the gymnasium! However, due to the reconfiguration, the tv’s will not be available. Please be sure to bring your tablet, phone or your own reading materials. Reading Material will no longer be provided and due to the reconfiguration of the cardio equipment.
All free weights, benches and stationary weight machines will remain in the fitness room properly spaced out by Massachusetts orders.
Smaller hand weights are available in the cardio center by request of the fitness attendant if you prefer to integrate these into your cardio routine.
Group fitness classes will continue to run online only through Zoom. For more information on group fitness classes, please visit us here.
Fitness attendants will clean machines in between uses and throughout the day. In addition, members will be provided with cleaning materials to wipe down their fitness equipment and any surfaces they touch throughout the building.
Members must wipe equipment before and after your workout.
Stretch Mats will not be available. Standing stretch guides are available upon request.
Showers are not available for use! Please come dressed and ready to work out as locker room usage is restricted and to minimize your time in the building.
New Strength Room Hours:
Monday- Friday, 6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Strength Room Reservation Hours:
First Fitness Reservation 6:15 AM | Last Fitness Reservation 6:15 PM
Strength Room Rules
- Strength room reservations start at the 15 minute mark of every hour.
- All free weights, benches and stationary weight machines are properly spaced out 14ft by Massachusetts orders.
- Members will be provided with disinfectant spray and paper towels when entering the strength room. Members must wipe equipment before and after use.
- Fitness attendants will clean machines in between uses and throughout the day.
- Stretch Mats will not be available. Standing stretch guides are available upon request.
- Switching between the Strength room and Cardio center will not be permitted in Phase 1 of the centers reopening process.
with Shay Donald
TRX Suspension Training® was developed in the Navy to functionally achieve a Total Body Workout. This suspension training class will help develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability and is geared towards all fitness levels. Come try something new today! Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required 48 hours in advance.
Member $65 Guest $80
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jan 8 – Feb 12 201AD22A
Feb 26 – Apr 1 201AD22B
Get Fit Beginner (Beginner Whole Wellness Program)
Are you ready to commit to your wellness but don’t know where to begin? This comprehensive wellness education and exercise program is just the right place to start. Each session will have a half hour educational and group discussion component followed by a 35 minute physical activity component. Together with your instructor, you will take a personal wellness inventory, set realistic goals and learn about how important nutrition, habits, movement and mindfulness are to every wellness regimen. Then, through careful instruction, you’ll explore facets of stretching, balance, gentle cardio and strength, as well as yoga and aquatic offerings.
This specialized program will provides 1 full hour goal & intake meeting with a personal trainer of your choice as well as 2 half-hour personal training sessions over the course of the program.
By the end of the 6-week commitment, you’ll be ready to take on 2020! The group will culminate with a graduation and celebration on February 17th.
Jan 13-Feb17 201AD23A
Mondays 6-7:15 p.m.
Member Fee: $215
Guest Fee: $275
Get Fit Challenge (NEW 12-Week Curriculum!)
Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
Saturdays 7-8 a.m.
Transform your body and lifestyle in just 12 weeks with this complete fitness program. Our expert trainers will take you through 2 awesome classes a week, give you simple nutrition tips and create a positive group energy that includes all fitness levels. Achieve your goals. Find your community. Invest in yourself. Get Fit.
This inspiring program will help establish long term healthy habits through friendly individual competition! Participants form a tight knit group which, as experts have found, is the best way to shed some pounds. The weekly weigh-in spurs motivation. Exclusive workouts both indoors and outdoors, special workshops, classes, and local community walks/runs expose participants to many different styles of exercise. Personal Trainers Shay Donald and Todd DiMario will challenge you with this calorie incinerating program!
Jan 8 – Mar 28 220AD20A
Members $140, Guests $165
A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels, pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Contact our front desk to reserve a space.
Wed & Sun 9 a.m.-noon
Members FREE, Guests $8
Pick Up Basketball
Join a pick up basketball game and get your heart pumping. This weekly game will take place in our gymnasium. Depending on turnout, there may be full court or half court games to participate in.
THUR 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jan 9 – Apr 30
Members FREE, Guests $5
FREE FOR MEMBERS FITNESS CLASSES
Fitness is a big part of Berkshire South… between the Fitzpatrick Fitness Center and the Beinecke Gymnasium, the Norris Aquatics Center and the Jaffe Auditorium, you can count on something that will take your breath away. Be sure to check out our Personal Training options too!
RS – Recommended for Seniors
AF – Adaptive Fitness Friendly
CC – Childcare Available
NEW! Walking Club
Get those steps in! This self-guided club will meet at the Community
Center for weekly walks in our neighborhood. All routes are designed
to start and end at Berkshire South. A Walking Guide brochure with route
maps, difficulty rating and distance are available at the front desk. Please
bring your water but leave your pets at home. All ages welcome. FREE.
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.
Ready for an exciting workout? Have fun and get results with this high intensity and randomized workout that includes a variety of core, strength, endurance and balance exercises. CC
Mondays 9-10 a.m.
Every class feels like a party! Zumba is a high energy class that fuses effective fitness routines with
dynamic and joyful music. RS / CC
Mondays 9-10 a.m.
Fridays 10-11 a.m.
Keep your body moving and happy with this fun filled fitness class. Be prepared to mix up your cardio, strength training and even a little dancing to some up-beat music. RS
Mon & Wed 10-11 a.m.
A group exercise class designed specifically for those with adaptive needs and their caregivers. This class incorporates healthy exercise, lively music and a positive attitude. Each class includes fun warm ups, low impact cardio, light weight strength training and simple stretches. AF
Mondays 10-10:45 a.m.
Power Hour A total body, high energy workout that focuses on endurance, agility and strength. Each class ends with a relaxing stretch that will leave you feeling great. Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Exercise should help you feel better and move easier in. This class is designed to increase your body awareness and workout in an intelligent way that keeps you happy and healthy for life. RS/AF
Tues & Fri 8-9 a.m
Kickick your fitness routine up a notch with this high-energy class. Expect to be challenged by a creative and dynamic circuit that includes agility drills, plyometrics, bodyweight exercises and much more. CC
Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Get all the benefits of traditional yoga with the safety and support of a chair. Come see how dynamic, engaging and relaxing yoga can be when you have six legs. RS /AF /CC
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Strength and Balance
No matter what your age, movement can help keep you healthy and protect you from injury. The aim of this class is to build muscular strength, coordination and balance at a slow and safe pace. AF/RS
Women Tues & Thur 10-11 a.m.
Men Tues & Thurs 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ready to get ripped? Come join this total body, plateau proof, body burn. Every class is a new and creative combination of plyometrics, intervals, strength, endurance and core work.
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cross Train Express
Strengthen your whole body in 30-minutes. Combine body-weight exercises, free weights and dynamic movements to keep your body tuned-up and toned. CC
Wednesdays 9-9:30 a.m
A high-energy cardio workout that will keep you strong and flexible. Punching mitts, shadow boxing and other dynamic movements can break your fitness routine out of the box. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.
Sundays 10-11 a.m.
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The combination of deep breathing, strengthening and stretching will leave your body and mind feeling balanced and relaxed. This yoga class is adaptable and meant for all experience levels. RS / AF
Thurs & Sat 10-11 a.m.
Come breathe, stretch, strengthen and relax. This yoga class is moderately paced and easily adaptable to all of your body’s needs. RS
Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
All in One Combo
Start your Friday off right with a cardio class that will work you from head to toe. Mix up free weights, dynamic body-weight movements and cardio for a total fitness experience. CC
Fridays 9-10 a.m.
Your heart will be pumping throughout this high intensity interval training class. Get moving and keep moving for a 30-minute shred that will test your edge.
Fridays 5:30-6 p.m.
Increase your strength, agility and endurance in just 30 minutes. Every class includes variety of free weights, body-weight exercises, resistance bands and more.
Fridays 6-6:30 p.m.
Get ready to sweat in this fun, full body workout. Every class is a creative combination of exercises that include kettlebells, body-weight movement, resistance bands, stability balls, free weights and more.
Saturdays 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Improve your posture, develop balance and build core strength. Pilates is a great way to improve any movement you do, whether it is for fitness or function. AF/RS
Sundays 9-10 a.m.
STRENGTH & BALANCE
No matter what your age, movement can help keep you healthy and protect you from injury. The aim of this class is to build muscular strength, coordination and balance at a slow and safe pace. AF / RS
Women’s Strength & Balance
Tues & Thurs 10 -11 a.m.
Men’s Strength & Balance
AKA: “The Lift & Lunch Crunch Bunch”
Tues & Thurs 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413.528.2810, ext. 22
CONTACT: Shannon Amidon Castille
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
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Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Swim-A-thon Fundraiser for Adaptive Needs Announces Ambassador
Great Barrington, Mass- Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) is honored to announce Kathy Hamick as this year’s Swim-A-Thon Ambassador. A critical fundraiser for Adaptive Needs programs at Berkshire South, the Swim-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, March 2, in the Norris Aquatics Center. Swimming begins at 8 a.m.
“Kathy’s ability to put a smile on everyone’s face is the exact reason we have the Swim-a-thon,” said Mac Wallace, Aquatics and Youth Development Manager.
“Hamick has been swimming at the community center since it opened,” said Ruth Hanley, staff development manager at Riverbrook Residence, a residence for women with intellectual disabilities, where Hamick lives in Stockbridge. “Berkshire South is really part of our community, and an important part of Kathy’s community experience.”
Hamick is one of over 16,500 patrons who use the therapy pool annually, more than 50 each day. It is the only warm-water therapy pool of its type in South County. Berkshire South’s adaptive needs initiatives include free swim lessons, class modifications, fitness classes and specialized equipment for individuals of all abilities.
“Without Swim-A-Thon there is a whole population that might not be able to use our facility. This is an event in which we focus on the spirit of the participants,” said Jenise Lucey, BSRCC Executive Director.
Hamick’s joyful spirit is clear when she is in the water, said her mother, Carol Kiendl. “Kathy swam before she could walk.”
Her caregiver, Jeanne Bassis added, “Kathy finds great joy in the ease and freedom of movement she feels in the water. She is proud of her swimming and especially loves relaxing in the warm pool at Berkshire South.”
Berkshire South’s Adaptive Needs programming teaches valuable life skills. Those who cannot walk independently on land are taught to navigate without restriction in water. Individuals with autism often find the water very calming, and after spending time swimming, are better able to focus and interact. Aquatic exercise improves range of motion and balance, while simultaneously increasing strength. All instruction is geared towards the unique strengths and challenges of each participant in our individualized classes which are taught by highly trained staff.
Lucey, a participant in the Swim-A-Thon every year since its inception, encouraged community participation both by swimming and sponsoring those that are swimming.
“Sign up to swim as an individual or as a relay team,” she said. “Just come and swim. Help us continue to offer critical programming to those who need it throughout our region. Your involvement makes such a huge impact.”
Minimum participant donation this year is $20. Swimmers have up to 2 hours to swim up to 200 pool lengths, but they are able to choose to swim any shorter length or timeframe they wish. Swim-A-Thon is open to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Register at the Berkshire South Front Desk, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, or register or sponsor a swimmer at www.berkshiresouth.org/swim-a-thon. For additional information, contact our Aquatics Manager at 413.528.2810 ext. 12 or email@example.com
BSRCC strives to address the needs of all their members. At the Center you will find a specially trained team that offers classes and individualized trainings for all abilities. The adaptive member base is a priority, and we continue to educate ourselves in order to address the needs of these members while staying focused on keeping programs accessible and adaptable to everyone.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.
CELEBRATION EVENTS & RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES
Are you looking for a beautiful venue to hold your next family gathering? Would your business team benefit from a leadership training retreat?
Berkshire South offers rental and celebration event opportunities for meetings, parties and other special occasions. We work with local vendors to provide the no-hassle, full-service experience you are looking for!
To book your next event contact the Special Events & Operation Manager by phone 413.528.2810 ext. 37 or email.
Executive Packages: Workshops, Meetings, Luncheons, Exhibits, Cocktail Receptions
Corporate Training & Celebrations: Off-site Employee Meetings, Lectures
Special Occasions: Weddings & Receptions, Holiday Events, Bridal and Baby Showers, Performances, Birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Fundraisers & Art Exhibits
Our rooms accommodate 10 to 300 people. We offer affordable rates with hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rental options. Discount options available for members, nonprofit groups and long term bookings.
Looking to hold a team building event? Try our Low Ropes Course or Three-Mile Hill Trail from Berkshire South to Fountain Pond.
We also offer Birthday Party Rental opportunities, visit the Birthday Parties page for more details.
A 40,000 square-foot facility that is handicap accessible and fully air-conditioned.
6,800 square feet
6 adjustable basketball hoops
1 volleyball set-up
Indoor hockey and soccer set-up
Matting and toys for toddlers
Fitzpatrick Fitness Center
3,000 square feet
6 Precor Treadmills
6 Precor Ellipticals
2 Precor Recumbent Bikes
2 Precor Upright Bikes
13 Precor selectorized strength training units
2 Adaptive Motion Trainer machines
NuStep® Recumbent Cross-Trainer
Freeweights, bands and weight training accessories
Televisions on 10 Cardio Machines
2,800 square feet
Portable staging and seating
Seating capacity of 200
Sprung hardwood floors
Professional lighting and sound system
Lennox Foundation Youth Center
1,500 square feet
Games, Puzzles, Books
Air Hockey, Foosball® table, Pool Table, and Ping-Pong Table
Available for use by members according to posted schedule, rental is available
Men’s and Women’s locker rooms with changing areas, showering facilities and saunas
Two family/handicap accessible changing rooms
Mead Westvaco Childcare Center
1,300 square feet
Sunshine Preschool is a MA EEC Licensed Preschool serving children ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years
Preschool furniture and accessories
Access to outdoor playground
Norris Aquatics Center
8,084 square feet
25-yard 6-lane pool with handicap lift
16 by 12 foot therapy pool with grab bar, thoracic massager & handicap lift
Children’s Splash Playground
Robbins Meeting Room
1,500 square feet
Movable wall divider
Conference table and chairs
Explore NOAH (New Opportunities for Achieving Health) through workshops and wellness programs presented by the NOAH Center at BSRCC. Unless otherwise noted, advance registration is required for all NOAH programs.
For more information email our Director of Health and Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.528.2810, ext. 35.
NEW! Tai Chi / Qi Gong for Wellness
Beginners Introduction Class
with Barbara Penn
Explore the benefits of Tai Chi in this introductory program. This class will help you to repair, strengthen and improve overall internal and external balance and stability, with accessible exercises perfect for everyone, regardless of fitness level. Exercises can be done seated or standing with appropriate modifications for all levels of ability and physical challenges. The class will also include meditations to deeply relax the mind and body. Learn to focus and reduce stress while you strengthen the immune system, breathing with ease in Barbrara’s Tai Chi class.
TUESDAYS 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Full Series for Members $104, Guests $120
Drop in for Members $13, Guests $15
Mar 10- April 28 201NH25A
Open to all adults who are interested in deepening their Tai Chi practice. This class will incorporate the more advanced principles of Tai Chi, including longer forms; some forms will be done to contemporary music to “Dance the Tai Chi”. This class is suggested for those with a minimum of two years’ experience in Tai Chi who can do a form or have been in the class for the past year. Harvard University studies have listed the many benefits of Tai Chi including reducing stress, better health, overall improvement in physical fitness.
TUESDAYS 11 – 12:15 p.m.
Full Series for Members $128, Guests $152
Drop in for Members $16, Guests $19
Mar 10- April 28 201NH25B
NOAH Lending Library
Stop by the Arts & Crafts room and check out our supply of books related to personal wellness and spiritual health. The library has books, CD’s and videos that cover all topics of holistic healing including chronic illness, dietary management, stress management and more. Books, videos and CD’s are available for free temporary usage through our lending library process. Please note that when the Arts & Crafts Room is booked for a rental or program, the library is not available. Please call the front desk for the daily availability.
I have been a personal trainer at Berkshire South for seven years now, and I really enjoy helping clients progress towards their goals.Being a former member of my college’s Field Hockey team, I later added in running to my regular workout routine more than three decades ago to be able to keep up with my two sons. Running quickly became a hobby and I soon added weight resistance to my regimen. That combination was the key to my falling in love with physical training again. I started running road races seriously around 1996, such as the Tufts 10K, and various others throughout the Northeast.
I thrive on the personal goals that are set in running and the social environment of competing in races. I’m an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and am also certified to work with clients who have been diagnosed with MS, Parkinson’s, and spinal difficulties. Every year I attend ACE symposium conferences held in San Diego, CA in order to stay on top of the latest fitness trends and research. I find excitement in discovering client’s specific wants & needs while working to put together a routine that benefits each individual, along with incorporating nutrition, cardio & weight-training. I train clients of all ages and backgrounds, and focus on helping people believe, begin, belong and eventually become healthier and feel successful.
*Don’t wish for it, work for it. *
I was far from an athlete when I was younger. I hated gym class and didn’t play sports. I started cardio kickboxing on a whim back in 2000. I loved it! That is when I fell in love with fitness. I realized that the key to fitness is finding something that you enjoy doing.
No two people are alike, and I train my clients as such. Together we can come up with an exercise program that is perfect for you and your lifestyle. I love being challenged. As a trainer I like to figure out many ways to help you meet your fitness goals.
As a group fitness instructor, I offer something for everyone. I am involved with the Get Fit, Insanity and the TRX programs. I also teach Strength and Balance for Seniors, Boot Camp, Ripped and Instructors Choice.
I have my Personal Training Certification through ACE. I also hold certifications in group exercise, barbell training, boot camp, group kickboxing, Insanity and TRX. I am First Aid, CPR and AED certified.
“All my life, I’ve dreamt of being happy with my body. At a young age and without proper education or guidance, I started to exercise both obsessively and incorrectly and restricted my food intake. I developed a severe eating disorder and needed to get professional treatment. This experience forever changed my path.In treatment, I started to recover both physically and mentally. I learned how to exercise properly and eat enough to fuel my workouts and achieve the results I had always been seeking. Over time, I gained weight (50 lbs worth!), but ended up looking and feeling the best I ever have.
My experience helped me to realize my life’s purpose; to help others be at peace with themselves. I believed that telling my story could help others, so I published my journey into a book, Somber Suffocation. After that, I received both my personal training and group exercise certifications through the American Council on Exercise, ACE. As I continue to grow and achieve personal goals, I also hope to help others achieve their goals. I want to help people not only improve their physical health but their mental and emotional health as well. Fitness saved my life. It taught me patience, it taught me discipline, and it taught me how to properly take care of myself. If fitness could change my entire life, who says it can’t change yours?”
After leaving an extremely successful career having founded and grown his global marketing company Robert Landau Associates, Bob says that he sold the company in 2000, retired and “did nothing.”
The thing that makes me really tick is my family. I have four children and 14 grandchildren. They all come for the holidays. When I was working and traveling internationally, many, many times I brought my family with me. After I retired, I really did nothing. I just sat around. My son suggested that another career might be good for me, so I got into training. I received certification through ACE and attend four conferences per year to stay on top of new research.
First I thought I was just going to do regular training, but then I saw this whole void here, a void of training for older populations. There was a big research study in the late 90s that showed that bone density can really only be increased by performing regular weight bearing exercises. Up until then cardio exercise was more popular. The timing of this new research led me to start a program called the Lift and Lunch Crunch Bunch (also known as Strength and Balance for Men.) After working out, we go out for lunch and have a different speaker every time. Speakers present for 20 minutes or so on meaningful life issues.
I also teach Strength and Balance for Women, but they are in the morning, so I don’t call them the lunch bunch. In the men’s group, I have 35 men from 65 years old to 92. In the women’s group, more than 40 women in the same age range. These are extremely dedicated groups of people. You know, some of them go in for bone density tests and they see it increasing when they stick with class. This is really gratifying for me. They are getting stronger and healthier, not because I’m a genius, but because they are doing it.
My name is Daniel Love and I want to be your trainer. What sets me apart from other trainers? I know the struggles that come with being unhealthy. During my childhood I was very skinny. As I reached my teenage years, my body began to change. My metabolism went from very fast to very slow. Weight gain occurred and with that came an unhealthy lifestyle. I would eat what ever I wanted and pretended that I did not care. That I did not care about how I looked or how I felt about myself. The truth was that I did and still do care very much about how I look and feel about myself. I realized I was lying to myself and the only person that could help me is and was me. I started to work out when I was 19. Interesting fact is that I started my life of health at Berkshire South. I found that I love to train, to be healthy. With that came the passion to help others live a healthier life style. It has become my goal to help as many people as I possibly can. It is not my goal to make you train or look like me. It is my goal to help you learn and become the best you that you can be. My name is Daniel Love and I want to be your trainer.
I’ve been a certified personal trainer in Berkshire county for over a decade. I’ve trained at a number of fitness centers, and gyms in the area. Although I have a strength and conditioning background, a large part of my client base are training for what I refer to as “life strength”. They want to enjoy their lives with a greater confidence, and strength. My goal is to improve their functional strength, and flexibility. This, in turn, improves their balance, and their confidence grows. Maintaining independence is a huge confidence builder. I stress proper form and posture. I am Function Movement Screen (FMS) certified. The Functional Movement Screen lets me assess clients accurately. Once assessed, I can focus my training to help eliminate/improve asymmetries that people have developed through the years. This brings people in to balance. Clean, full range movements, are a big part of what I do. The less wasted movement, the better. It is completely possible to train hard, and avoid injury. There are exercises that have impact. Knowing what those exercises are, and how to sequence them, without injury, is where the finesse of personal training comes in to play.
All my life I’ve played competitive team sports. In high school I played football, basketball, and baseball which kept me in good shape but as I neared the end of high school I realized I would need to find a new way to keep myself fit. My brother inspired me to start to work out in a gym setting and before I knew it, working out became my new “sport.”
I was accepted to attend Alfred State College in upstate New York where I continued to work on my knowledge of fitness until I felt very confident in it. My friends and classmates took notice of my fitness routine and technique and a friend approached my about helping him get more fit. So I brought him to the gym with me and before I knew it, I was training him. I quickly realized that I loved helping him reach his personal goals and that personal training was going to be the right career for me.
I not only graduated with a bachelor’s in Sport Management but also with a deeper passion for physical fitness. And now with my education and passion combined with becoming a certified personal trainer through Action Certification, I look forward to helping my future clients achieve their fitness goals.
I’ve been in personal training my whole life. I’m not kidding, I had a chin up bar when I was 3. I was lucky because my parents were active in sports and exercise, so I was exposed to it early in life. We did a lot of outdoor activities and I still love being outside. In college I played rugby and a bit of club lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee. After college I had a number of jobs in the service industry, and this combined with my interest in physical fitness ultimately led me to pursue certifications in personal training, and later, in massage therapy.
I’ve been a personal trainer for 15 years in Berkshire County and have worked for 12 years as a massage therapist (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Reflexology) and I offer all of this at Berkshire South. My goal is to create more space and room in the body and build strength while being aware of balance. Ultimately exercise is about developing body awareness and is really meant to help you move through life more safely and powerfully.
I try to help people develop to their greatest potential of strength, power and endurance. I have a lot of experience working with special needs populations, running courses catering to their medical needs and limitations. I’ve also worked as designer of conditioning programs for the football, girls’ hockey and track teams at Hotchkiss University. I spent 4 years on the Rugby Team at C.W. Post University and I was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club Team.
Improve your overall fitness with professional assistance to make strides in cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, posture, balance, and coordination.
At Berkshire South our personal trainers can monitor your progress and help you avoid any fitness plateaus. Reach or maintain a healthy weight by body shaping and toning while being encouraged to set realistic goals in a safe setting.
We have trainers that cover all specific needs and fitness levels so find the right match for your vision today! 24-hour notice is requested for scheduling and for cancellations. 30 min & 1 hour sessions available.
Rates determined by trainer’s certification level and professional experience.
Personal Training Rate Guide
Rates determined by trainer’s certification level and professional experience.
Speak with a Front Desk Associate for package deals!
Individual Personal Training
Reach or maintain a healthy weight by body shaping and toning while being encouraged to set realistic goals in a safe setting. Sticking with a workout program can be one of the biggest challenges we face, but with our qualified personal trainers the motivation will inspire you.
Sport Specific Training
Sport Specific Personal Training can provide excellent conditioning in the off-season for athletes. We offer these sessions for individuals and groups with both indoor and outdoor cross training techniques included. Trainers will help develop and refine athletic skills for your specific sport interest and improve fundamental movement patterns to prevent injuries.
Want to work out with a partner? Choose one of our trainers for the motivation and bring a partner.
TRX® Training TRX Suspension Training will help develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. Are you interested in TRX training but interested in going at your own pace? Then sign up for an individualized one on one training session.
1 hour Session
Members $60 Guests $68
30 Minute Session
Members $40 Guests $48
It’s been shown that happy and healthy workers are more productive. Treat your staff to a fitness or wellness workshop with activities designed to support behaviors conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Our skilled trainers can perform workshops at your business or here at the Center.
Our packages include but are not limited to:
• Strength Training
• Cardio/Core Workshops
• Stress Management
• Fitness Assessments
• Walking/Running Programs
• Fitness/Wellness Seminars
We can also provide customized workshops to fit your company’s specific needs. Contact the Fitness Office at email@example.com or 413.528.2810 ext. 35 for more information or to book an appointment.
Stroke Improvement Workshops
Improve your stroke and enhance your lap swim workout under the guidance of experienced instructor Peggy Harner. Space is limited; please register at least 24 hours in advance for each workshop.
Members $10, Guests $15
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mar 17 201AD01A
Apr 14 201AD01B
With Peggy Harner
Swim for fun and fitness! Whether you are new to lap swimming or have been swimming laps for years, our coach will provide a challenge for each swimmer. A total body workout designed to burn calories and raise your heart rate. FREE to Get Fit participants; please register in advance!
Members $40, Guests $55
MONDAYS 11-11:30 a.m.
Jan 6-Feb 24* 201AD02A
Mar 9-Apr 13 201AD02C
*No class 11/11
THURSDAYS 5-5:30 p.m.
Jan 9-Feb 13 201AD02B
Feb 27-Apr 2 201AD02D
|Norris Aquatics Center|
The Warm/Therapy pool is available to members unless occupied by a scheduled class. Usage is reserved for adults 18+ and babies under two.
Pool Water Temperatures
Unless otherwise noted, Adult Aquatic Classes are included with the cost of membership or the purchase of a daypass.
RS – Recommended for Seniors
AF – Adaptive Fitness Friendly
CC – Childcare Available
Deep Water Running RS
July & Aug 9 – 10 a.m. & 10 – 11 a.m.
Using aqua belts, noodles and other equipment, this deep water class combines interval and toning exercises to train the cardio system and strengthen muscles. This is the perfect class if you need a non-impact workout.
Aqua Special Conditions AF RS
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
People experiencing discomfort from age, injury, arthritis or fibromyalgia will benefit from the gentle aquatic exercises in this class. The combination of the warm water and stretching movements help ease discomfort and improve range of motion. Space is limited; please check availability by calling the Aquatics Office at 413.528.2810 ext. 12.
Aqua Thrills AF
May & June, Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon
July & August, no classes
This class is designed for adults with special needs along with their caregivers, families and friends. Move and play in the water together! The ability to swim is not required.
Aqua Blitz AF RS CC
Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.
Ideal for seniors, and appropriate for all fitness levels, this class is a full body aquatic workout starting in shallow water and moving to deep. Aqua Blitz incorporates strength and balance training with a great cardio workout.
Aqua Core CC
Fridays 10-11 a.m.
Work your core muscles using the water’s resistance in this fun group class. All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Fountain of Youth RS
July & August
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. & 11 a.m. – noon
Thursdays 10-11 a.m.
Keep your youthful flexibility, muscle tone and strength; maybe even improve upon it! There is no better place to do that than in the water. This class welcomes all ability levels; work in the deep water is not required.
Aqua Zumba® Dance Party RS AF
Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
Have fun, get grooving and burn some calories along the way! Mixed with an ever-changing selection of contemporary and classic pop music, this dance class is for everyone! Time flies! It’s fun and a great workout! Instructor Janice Shields.
NEW! Cardio Crush
Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
This high-energy, 60 minute cardio water workout will get your heart pumping and burning off the calories, while strengthening muscles and improving balance. The water provides the perfect protected impact that supports and builds bone mass and strength. Taught at a high-intensity level that will challenge your endurance, it can also be modified and adapted to fit most levels of ability.
NEW! Aqua Sport
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Get your aqua sport on! Mix up your pool workout with some invigorating water games, like water polo, volleyball, basketball and more. This class will be a fun, fast-paced hour, designed to burn calories and turn your workout into play!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Combine cardio endurance, weights and resistance strength training for an energetic full body workout while enjoying the benefits of the water with gentle but effective impact on joints and bones. This fun, high energy workout can be modified for most levels of ability. This class uses both shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Berkshire South strives to address the needs of all our members. At the Center you will find a specially trained team that offers classes and individualized training for all abilities. Our adaptive member base is a priority to us, and we continue to educate ourselves in order to address the needs of these members while staying focused on keeping our programs accessible and adaptable to everyone.
Swim With Us Adapted Swim Lessons
While all of our aquatic programs welcome individuals who have special needs, the below programs are program is designed for those who might have difficulties participating in traditional lessons. Our small group sizes allow for individual instruction and maximize learning for each student. This is a free program generously funded by the Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation.
Parent/Child School Aged Lessons
MONDAYS 4-4:30 p.m.
Jan 6-Feb 24* 201SN02A
Mar 9-Apr 13 201SN02B
School Age Adapted Swim Lessons
TUESDAYS 3:30-4 p.m.
Jan 7-Feb 11 201SN03A
Feb 25-Mar 31 201SN03B
TUESDAYS 4-4:30 p.m.
Jan 7-Feb 11 201SN03C
Feb 25-Mar 31 201SN03D
Adult Adaptive Swim Lessons
MONDAYS 4:30-5 p.m.
Jan 6-Feb 24* 201SN04A
MONDAYS 5-5:30 p.m.
Mar 9-April 13 201SN04B
A group exercise class conducted in the Jaffe Auditorium designed specifically for those with adaptive needs and their caregivers. This class incorporates healthy exercise, lively music and a positive attitude. Each class includes fun warm ups, low impact cardio, light weight strength training and simple stretches.
MONDAYS 10-11 a.m. Ongoing
Fitness Fun is funded by The Coolidge Hill Foundation
ADDITIONAL ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS
- Pilates, Chair Yoga, Life Fitness, Tai Chi/Qigong, Strength and Balance for Seniors
- Aqua Biltz, Aqua Thrills, Aqua Special Conditions
If you have specific adaptive needs you would like to see addressed at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, please pick up a program adaptation request form in the lobby and we’ll work to address your needs.
For more information on any adaptive program or program modifications to meet adaptive needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.528.2810 ext. 35.